I am trying to make a shoe silhouette (with a cookie cutter) sticking out of the cake on a wire ( see photo). I tried it once and used a 24 guage wire - didn't work - too floppy. I took 2 cut-outs, rolled thin and stuck wire in the middle and glued together.
Should I use 20 guage or even 18? Roll it thicker and heat the wire, then insert?
Or it is just too big for wire?
I could make it smaller, but I'd really like to keep it this size!
What about maybe two thin wires on each side of the shoe? One in the heel and one toward the front to stabilize. You might be able to disguise the wires with loops or fondant twists?
I use 18 gauge wire for all my toppers. That said, I'd use thin bamboo skewers for the shoe. I prefer the 5-inch skewers that are as thin as toothpicks. Slide one in the heel and one in the front of the shoe and let everything dry.